Things to See and Do in Copperopolis, Calaveras County, California

Friday August 13, 2010 at 12:12 AM | 1 Comment

Copperopolis Town Square Gazebo, California, Nancy D. Brown

Get Your Picture Taken by the Town Square Gazebo, Copperopolis, California

The first place I take a visitor from out of town is to The Copperopolis Town Square.

When I crave gold country cuisine, I turn to Panini’s  Italian Grille – get the Copper Classic pizza and save room for the homemade carrot cake or bread pudding.

To escape work I go golfing at Saddle Creek Resort.

For complete quiet, I can hide away at  Lake Tulloch.

If you come to Copperopolis, get your picture taken at the Town Square’s Gazebo or the Historic Plaza in Old Town Copper.

If you have to order one thing off the menu at The Copper Grille, get the fillet.

Copperopolis is my one stop shop for olive oil – the entire town square used to be olive orchards.

When I’m feeling cash-strapped, I go to Snap’s Coffee House in the Town Square – order the cinnamon roll.

For a huge splurge, I go to The Copper Grille at Saddle Creek.

Photo ops in Copperopolis include Lake Tulloch, Town Square and Historic Old Town.

The best vantage points are taken by walking to the top of Table Mountain.

Calaveras County Frog, frog jump, copperopolis, California, Nancy D. Brown

Mark Twain made Calaveras County famous with the frog jump contest

The most random thing about Copperopolis is the Frog Jump and our Annual Parade.

In Copperopolis an active day outdoors involves walking, hiking, boating, jet skiing horseback riding and golfing.

My favorite walking route is the Quail Trail at Saddle Creek.

Copperopolis best museum is The Tower Museum in Old Town.

For a night of dancing, go to Lake Tulloch Resort.

Don’t look for  late night dining in Copperopolis, things close down early.

To find out what’s going on a night or on weekends, read the Union Democrat or the Calaveras Enterprise.

In the spring you should attend the Frog Jump.

Cruisers Ice Cream, Copperopolis, Caden Bonales, Nancy D. Brown

Caden Bonales, 8, of Modesto, enjoys Cruisers Ice Cream in Copperopolis, California

In the summer you should attend the Chili Cook Off and Car Show at the Town Square.

In the fall you should visit Yosemite.

In the winter you should go to Bear Valley for Snow Skiing.

A hidden gem in Copperopolis is Copper Valley Trail Rides.

For a great breakfast treat or espresso, go to Snaps in the Town Square.

Just outside of  Copperopolis, you can visit Yosemite. Have lunch at the Ahwahnee Hotel.

The best way to see Copperoplois is to drive and park then walk or bike.

If you have kids, you won’t want to miss: Gold Panning at the Town Square, Jet Skiing on Lake Tulloch, nearby Caves and Caverns and there is always Colombia State Park.

Copperopolis Olive Oil Company, travel, nancy d. brown

Copperopolis is the place to buy olive oil – the town square used to be olive orchards

What are your favorite things to see and do in Copperopolis or anywhere in Calaveras county?

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Woodlands Golf Course, Sunriver, Oregon

Friday August 6, 2010 at 12:12 AM | 1 Comment

Woodlands Golf Course, 2nd hole, central oregon

Woodlands Golf Course in Sunriver, Oregon with a view of Mt. Bachelor in the distance

 

 

Woodlands Golf Course at the Sunriver Resort

With deer, geese and other game on the peripheral, Golf Course Designer Robert Trent Jones Jr. does a magnificent job creating the Woodlands Golf Course. With pristine conditions from tee to green, its hard not to cherish the beauty of the trees (the course is called Woodlands after all) merging together into the blue Oregon sky.

 
 
Woodlands Golf Course, Sunriver, Oregon

Woodlands Golf Course at Sunriver Resort, Oregon

Bang for the buck

The public Woodlands Golf Course presents early challenges with a water bordered par 5 to get the fun underway. The second hole is pure Central Oregon golf perfection with water, trees, sand and a picturesque view of Mt Bachelor in the distance.

Balls for the range and a cart are included with the price and help keep things quick and easy on the course. Deschutes County residents play for $49-$59 (Junior – 17 and under - $25.00 all day) May 28- June 11.  High golf season June 11th – September 26th resident rates are $25-$79 and public rates range from $45 to $95.

 

18th Hole at Woodlands Golf Course, Sunriver, Oregon

18th Hole at Woodlands Golf Course, Sunriver, Oregon

Woodlands Golf Course – Hazards Ahead

 

With multiple hazards to avoid, the Woodlands Golf Course can bring out the best or worst in any golfer. The elevation really lets you hammer the ball, so chose your club carefully or you may end up in serious trouble. The Par 72 course is a challenge, but as my playing partners showed, a truly skilled golfer can walk off the 18th with an impressive score.

 

 
Woodlands Golf Course, Sunriver Resort, Oregon

Robert Trent Jones Jr. Woodlands Golf Course, Sunriver Resort, Oregon

If You Go:

Woodlands Golf Course  (541)  593-4402

P.O. Box 4818

Sunriver, Oregon 97707

This review of Woodlands Golf Course is a guest post by Evan D. Brown. Evan is a high school student and avid golfer. Evan was a guest of Sunriver Resort.

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Things to See and Do in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho

Friday July 30, 2010 at 12:12 AM | 2 Comments

Coeur d'Alene Lake, Nancy D. Brown, Travel, Idaho

The first place I take a visitor is to Idaho’s Coeur d’Alene Lake.

The first place I take a visitor from out of town is to Coeur d’Alene Lake.

When I crave local cuisine, along with great beer, I turn to Moontime Restaurant.

To escape work I can go for a sunset kayak ride on the lake.

If you come to Coeur d’Alene, get your picture taken on a boat. If you are a golfer, get your picture taken on the floating tee on Lake Coeur d’Alene.

If you have to order one thing off the menu at 315 Martini’s and Tapas Restaurant, get the herbal martini.

When I’m feeling cash-strapped I go to Dockside at Coeur d’Alene Resort and order an ice cream sundae from Gooey’s Dessert Bar. Hudson’s Burgers, 207 East Sherman Avenue, has great old time road food.

Gooey's Reese's Peanut Butter Cup Sundae, Dockside Restaurant, Nancy D. Brown, travel

Cheap splurge with a view – Gooey’s Peanut Butter Cup Sundae at Dockside Restaurant, Coeur d’Alene Resort

For a huge splurge, I go to Beverly’s Restaurant at Coeur d’Alene Resort.

Photo ops in Coeur d’Alene include a picture with Mudgy the Moose or Millie.

The best vantage points are had by taking the downtown walking tour. Local artist Terry Lee brings author Susan Nipps’ Mudgy the Moose character to life in a full size bronze statue.

The most random thing about Coeur d”Alene is the Floating Green on Coeur d”Alene Lake.

In Coeur d’Alene, an active day outdoors involves sailing, walking or hiking.

My favorite walking route is Tubbs Hill,a beautiful trail along Coeur d’Alene Lake.

Bardenay Restaurant is the spot for distilled spirits made on site and live musical entertainment.

To find out what’s going on a night or on weekends, read the Coeur d’Alene Press.

In the summer you should check out the Coeur d’Alene Ironman.

In the fall you should watch the leaves change colors.

In the winter you should go skiing at Silver Mountain Resort - ride the world’s longest gondola.

Take a walk in downtown Coeur d’Alene, Idaho and get your picture taken with Mudgy the Moose

Just outside of Coeur d’Alene you can visit Red Horse Mountain Ranch in Harrison, Idaho. This is an all inclusive dude ranch with horseback riding.

The best way to see Coeur d’Alene  is to walk.

If you have kids, you won’t want to miss Silverwood Theme Park. They have awesome roller coasters and a water park. Save time for a Pirate lake cruise.

What are your favorite things to do in Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho?

Thanks to Lisa Gerber and the Coeur d’Alene Visitor’s Bureau for assistance with this post.

Coeur d'Alene Lake, sailboats, Nancy D. Brown, travel

An active day in Coeur d’Alene means sailing on Lake Coeur d’Alene

Article and photos by Nancy D. Brown